The application of Swiss law in doping cases before the CAS and the Swiss Federal Tribunal
This article was co-authored with Prof. Antonio Rigozzi and was published in Law In Sport in April 2017
The CAS was established in 1984 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to create a supreme instance for sports disputes, away from the jurisdiction of State Courts. After a landmark decision rendered by the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) in 1993 in the widely-known Gundel case, the CAS proceeded to a series of reforms in order to become an independent arbitral institution. The fact that the CAS has (always) its seat in Switzerland reflects on the CAS proceedings, which are imperatively governed by the Swiss law of arbitration.